MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Colorado Rapids
The Dynamo chase another home unbeaten record when the Colorado Rapids visit Houston on Sunday.
By Stephanie Gardner
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Brunner, Ashe; Driver, Moffat, Clark, Davis; Barnes, Bruin.
OUT: Calen Carr (L knee)
QUESTIONABLE: Boniek Garcia (L Achilles tendonitis)
|Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Klute, Moor, O’Neill, Mullan; Smith, Powers, Thomas, Harris; Buddle, Mwanga.
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Kevin Harbottle, Deshorn Brown (thigh)
QUESTIONABLE: Edson Buddle (Lower back pain), Nick LaBrocca (L groin tightness), Pablo Mastroeni (L quad strain), Brian Mullan (R foot pain), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Dynamo hope to set a league record with 30 consecutive MLS regular season home games without defeat and add to their record of 35 consecutive home wins in all competitions.
- Colorado is coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to Seattle at home, which added defender Marvell Wynne to the injury list.
- Due to record number of Rapids injuries, homegrown defender Shane O’Neill declined a U.S. U-20 call-up in order to help his club.
- Houston has not defeated the Colorado Rapids since April 2009.
- Dyanamo’s head coach Dominic Kinnear played for the Rapids in 1996, the inaugural year of MLS. Brian Mullan played five seasons with the Dynamo before being traded to Colorado at the end of 2010, helping the Rapids earn the MLS Cup that season.
Top 3 Predictions
Houston Dynamo 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 25 %
Houston Dynamo 2-0 Colorado Rapids
- 25 %
Houston Dynamo 1-1 Colorado Rapids
- 25 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 28, 2013||Houston Dynamo 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2012||Colorado Rapids 2 - Houston Dynamo 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 3, 2011||Colorado Rapids 0 - Houston Dynamo 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 4, 2011||Houston Dynamo 1 - Colorado Rapids 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 28, 2010||Colorado Rapids 3 - Houston Dynamo 0|
|Nov 23, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Nov 9, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|Oct 31, 2013||Houston Dynamo 3 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
Times In EDT
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